Guaranteed Rights for Shareholders
In October 2014 ShareSoc launched a campaign to give full rights to ALL shareholders.
This campaign is ongoing.
Background & campaign details
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Previous campaign updates
Update 8th November 2023
Sir Douglas Flint's Digitisation Taskforce released its interim report on 10th July 2023. In a joint response ShareSoc and UKSA expressed their extreme concern about the recommendations contained in the interim report. We believe that the recommendations, if adopted, will ...
Recent Developments (updated 16 November 2023)
ShareSoc Update 13 - Click here to read in full.
This critical update explains the latest position, looks at voting considerations and highlights ShareSoc’s very real concerns over the proposed Scheme of Arrangement.
In April, the FCA announced a potential settlement with Link Financial Solutions Ltd (LFS)
The settlement, if approved by WEIF investors, will pay redress to investors who held the Woodford Equity Income Fund at the point of suspension in 2019.
The scheme, if approved, will ...
This campaign is aimed at improving the quality of the companies listed on the AIM market managed by the London Stock Exchange and reforming some of its operations so that investors are less likely to lose money as a result of investing in AIM companies.
How the AIM Market Should be Improved
This campaign was launched with a press release in June 2016 (although the problems of the AIM market have been long-standing). It said the following:
The AIM market, which is run by ...
Directors’ pay is too high in many cases and needs to be reduced. High pay is looking increasingly like it is politically unacceptable and this may lead to a backlash of business regulation that will be detrimental to investors.
This campaign is aimed at improving the quality of remuneration arrangements of the companies listed on the Main London stock market, and the AIM market managed by the London Stock Exchange, so that:
i. investors are less likely to lose money as a result of investing ...
ShareSoc has established this group to support former clients of SVS Securities who are experiencing difficulties in recovering their assets. If you would like our support, or to help other SVS clients, please join our SVS Support Group.
The objectives of this group are:
To provide assistance to former SVS clients who are experiencing difficulties
To investigate the causes of undue delays in the recovery of assets, with a view to preventing recurrences in future Special Administrations of custodians.
Almost all assets of ...
Campaign Halted - 14/11/2023
Campaign members will be aware that there has been little reportable progress over the past year.
This has not been due to lack of effort on the part of the volunteer team, who have continued to press for further information to support a legal redress claim.
The team’s efforts have been consistently hampered by certain parties, most notably the Infrastructure and Projects Authority who have resolutely refused to comply with requests for information.
Three years have passed since the acquisition ...
Update on latest news
- Report on 23 March 2021 Webinar - click here
- 16 March 2021 - Ventus and Ventus 2 VCT UPDATE - click here
- Report on 26 Feb 2020 meeting and action plan click here
The Purpose of the Group is to improve the returns of investors in VCTs.
To provide guidelines of what Group members think is best practice, e.g. management fees, performance fees, directors’ tenure and independence.
To provide advice for investors on specific VCTs, by
ShareSoc is very concerned by proposed changes to the Albion Venture Capital VCT (AAVC) fees charged by its investment manager Albion Capital. We have therefore launched this campaign, seeking members to vote against various resolutions at the Albion Venture Capital AGM on 21 August 2019. In addition we seek to persuade the Albion Venture Capital directors to agree a better deal with the investment manager.
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Description of the campaign
Information and Updates About the Campaign
The general ...
ShareSoc and UKSA have now paused this campaign because RBS are now engaging better with shareholders and have announced a programme of 4 events a year specifically focussed on engagement with individual shareholders. You can find further details here: RBS Shareholder Committee Campaign – Update 17
ShareSoc has advocated the implementation of Shareholder Committees since our inception in 2011. Recently this initiative has received support in the form of the Government's November 2016 Green Paper on Corporate Governance, and in the form of ...
Bacanora has now been taken over by Ganfeng who have received acceptance by 90.3%
We have achieved our objectives and the concerned investors were able to have their views heard, they met with management and an increased offer was made by Ganfeng (albeit it was only c 9% extra, and some campaingers wanted much more).
The campaign has now concluded.
Urgent update from THINK BIG to all Bacanora Shareholders - Please click here to read
Think BIG send Open Letter ...